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Greene County, Arkansas

Greene County was created on November 5, 1833 and was formed from Lawrence County. Parts of Greene County was used to form the following counties: Clay 1873, Craighead 1859, Poinsett 1838. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundary with Clay changed 20 April 1895. The county was named in honor of Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), the Revolutionary War General .

Currently the Greene County Seat can be found in Paragould and in addition the county government website is

Areas next to Greene County happen to be Clay County (north), Dunklin County, Missouri (east), Craighead County (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Randolph County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Greene County consist of Delaplaine, Lafe, Marmaduke, Oak Grove Heights, Paragould.

Greene County vital records can be obtained from the Arkansas Deptartment of Health has Birth & Death records since February 1, 1914, Marriage Records since January 1917 and Divorce Records since January 1923. You may go to the Greene County health department to obtain a Birth or Death certificates which can be issued while you wait. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Arkansas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Greene County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Greene Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Greene County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Greene Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Greene Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.

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Greene County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Greene County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Greene County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Greene County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Arkansas men and women. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Greene County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following details shows exactly what death, marriage, birth,, property, probate, and court records will be in Greene County. The years pointed out below tend to be the first recognized records data for this particular county.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 320 West Court Street, Paragould 72450; 870-239-6300, unless otherwise noted. A courthouse fire in 1876 destroyed most records.

  • Greene County Clerk of Circuit Court is the clerk of the circuit, chancery court, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of Greene county. The duties of the clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit, chancery and juvenile courts and to prepare the dockets for courts in Greene County. They are also the ex-officio Greene county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Greene county.
    • Phone: 870-239-6330
    • Court Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Arkansas Department of Public Health)
  • Greene County Clerk, as clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in descendent estate cases, and swears in all witnesses in contested estates. The clerk, also in this capacity, maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within Greene county.
    • Phone: 870-239-6311
    • Marriage Records: 1876 
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Greene County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: 870-239-6303

Greene County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Greene County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Greene County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Greene Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Greene Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Greene Co. AR Census Records

Greene Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Greene Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Greene Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. AR General and History Websites

Greene Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Greene Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. AR Military Records

Greene Co. AR Schools & Directories

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